Leonid Shnayder (lshnayde)

Leonid Shnayder

Teaching Professor

Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Carnegie Laboratory 303
(201) 216-8315


  • PhD (1982) College of Technology (Chemical Engineering)


Leonid Shnayder, PhD, P.E., is a Teaching Professor of Mechanical Engineering – Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Program at Stevens. Being a Registered Professional Engineer, he worked for 14 years as a Process Manager and Principal Process Engineer for major engineering companies serving pharmaceutical manufacturing market. His areas of expertise include finished pharmaceutical manufacturing, biotechnological processes, Clean-In-Place and clean process utilities (Pure Steam, Water-for-Injection, USP Purified Water etc.). He was responsible for the process design of biotech facilities for Amgen, Wyeth, ImClone, finished pharmaceutical facilities for Merck, Boehringer Ingelheim, Wyeth-Lederle and others. Prior to that he worked as a Research Scientist / Process Development with a national pharmaceutical company in Russia, where he was involved in the development and optimization of various fermentation processes, including biosynthesis of penicillin, oxytetracycline and other antibiotics.

Institutional Service

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Program Chair
  • ME Graduate Education Committee Member
  • PME Program Member
  • ME graduate education committee Member

Professional Service

  • Stevens Inst of Tech Faculty Advisor, Member of Student Activities Committee
  • ISPE Faculty adviser for Stevens Student Chapter of ISPE

Professional Societies

  • ISPE – International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering Member
  • ISPE – International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering Member
  • ISPE – Intern. Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering Member

Patents and Inventions

Author of eight patents in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing technology.


PME-530 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
PME-535 Good Manufacturing Practices in Pharmaceutical Facilities Design
PME-540 Validation in Life Sciences Manufacturing
PME-555 Lean Six Sigma
PME-602 Statistical Methods in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
PME-626 Manufacturing of Biopharmaceutical Products